Shaping the future of our countryside access

Thanks for letting us know what you think of our draft plan

Our draft Countryside Access Strategy (opens in new window) consultation ended on the 29th July. If you took part, thank you for sparing the time to pass on your views.

We have had around 400 responses to the consultation, which asked for comments on our draft plan. We will use your responses, as well as other information, to finalise our plan which will be presented to County Councillors in Spring 2017.

The plan sets out how we will manage public rights of way and countryside sites. It is based on an improved understanding of:

  • why people need public rights of way and countryside sites
  • how well we manage them
  • the resources we have and how we could change our services.

In our Draft Plan, we set out key information that will affect our decision making in the future, such as:

  • Three needs for public rights of way and countryside sites
  • Four strategic outcomes which we will use to prioritise our spend
  • Broad models which we will develop and implement.

We have used the strategic commissioning framework to develop the plan, which was presented to East Sussex Councillors at the Cabinet meeting on 26th April,

This framework enables us to develop a good understanding of the need for public rights of way and countryside sites, as well as how best to manage our limited resources to meet them.

If you have any further questions you can email us at scs@eastsussex.gov.uk or call our contact centre on 0345 60 80 193. If you would like to write in, our address is: Countryside Access Strategy, West B, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.

Shaping the future of our countryside access
Shaping the future of our countryside access